Lt. Col. Aaron Termain
U.S. Army (Ret.)
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Using Guitars As Therapy For PTSD
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Staff Sergeant Justin Rook
“It gets me feeling like I’m giving something back to my country which is extremely important. I think America owes these warriors an enormous debt and the guitar, wonderfully donated, is just a small part of helping them to heal.”
Volunteer Guitar Instructor
Fort Carson Warrior Transition Battalion
“Most of the time I can just shut off everything and go into my own world, and I just feel the notes and the harmonies of playing the guitar and how it just takes all the pain away and everything. I don’t think about anything else, it just calms me down.”
“It’s such a powerful tool because it helps the TBI soldier with the cognitive impairment. Learning how to strum the guitar, learning how to finger the chords, it forces that individual’s brain to rewire itself and adapt to the impairment. For my post-traumatic stress soldiers, learning how to play a song, learning these skills, helps them with the issues that they deal with when handling their post-traumatic stress.”
Staff Sergeant Chris Holland
“I hope everybody continues to support Guitars For The Troops.”
The following video clip is an excerpt from the recently released documentary ACRONYM: The Cross-Generational Battle With PTSD. This short vignette discusses how guitar music can be effective as an alternative therapy for battling PTSD. To view the entire documentary, please go to https://youtu.be/jUeJHP5M2ck.